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Will you be the AADA Convention’s pinball wizard?

If you were hanging out in pinball parlours in the late 60’s The Who’s Pinball Wizard will be embedded in your brain. And for three days at the Australian Automobile Dealers Association Convention (AADA) we’re giving you the opportunity to relive those arcade days and win up to $1,000 worth of FREE online advertising for your dealership or company.

From Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 September at booth number 11, Salefest will be holding daily Pinball Playoffs for all AADA Convention delegates. If you’re the highest scorer on the day you’ll automatically go in the shoot-off for the grand prize of a FREE Salestream advertising campaign valued at $500! 

An entry form will be included in your delegate bag when you register at the Convention. Additional entry forms will be available at the Salefest booth.

So if you play a mean pinball, just rock up to the Salefest booth number 11 and give it your best shot. And to put you in the zone, here’s Elton John performing The Who’s Pinball Wizard which when it was released in 1969 by The Who reached No 4 in the UK charts and No 19 number on the Billboard Hot 100.

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If you’ve never played pinball, here are six tips for beginners:

1: Don’t worry about score.
Play to have fun. Isn’t that the point of a game? If you focus too much on the score, you will become frustrated (especially on machines with low score settings) and not be able to play well. Ignoring this factor can lead to the possibility of finding other factors which will help increase scoring.

2: Basics.
There are a few skills that translate from machine to machine regardless of how the playfield is organized. The first and most basic skill to have is hand-eye coordination. Build this up to optimally perform in any machine you come across. The second most basic skill is timing. Develop a sense of timing so you know when to hit the ball to get it where you want to.

3: Know your machine.
Learn about the machine. If possible, watch others play so that you can learn what shots give what bonuses and where to put the ball to get bonuses, mini-games and multi-balls. If you have the luxury to, go back to the same machine to play. That way you can get progressively better and even make it onto the leader board of the machine!

4: Be comfortable.
When you know you are going to play, be comfortable while doing it. This includes clothing and shoes. The last thing you want on your mind when trying to juggle around a multi-ball is that your pants or riding too high or your shoes are too tight.

5: Focus.
It might not seem like much, but focusing on the game can help improve the way you play. Being distracted takes away from basic skills such as timing and hand-eye coordination.

6 Have fun!
Always enjoy your time with any game. The moment that it feels like a chore to play a game, take a break from it. This way, the experience can always be fresh and you can learn the machine with every single play.

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